The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
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When once a certain class of people has been placed by the temporal and spiritual authorities outside the ranks of those whose life has value, then nothing comes more naturally to men than murder.
The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to makewar. Petrol is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict.
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.
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